The Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions, chaired by Aleksander Čeferin, met at the Home of FIFA in Zurich today, with the main focus falling on the kicking off in Russia on 14 June. With just a few months to go before the action starts, a great deal of work is going on behind the scenes
Oct. 16 – FIFA inspectors launch their first check-up of Russia’s 2018 World Cup stadium preparations today… Launch of official logo later this month. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
June 18 – Also: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is maintaining his neutrality through the FIFA World Cup.
Sept. 18 – Russia 2018 candidate city Saransk is hoping its participation in a World Cup stadium construction seminar in Moscow will boost its chances of making the list of 11 host cities announced later this month.
Aug. 11 – Despite the loss of a football tenant to fill the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and FIFA World Cup stadium, organisers tell INSIDER it’s not a major blow for legacy plans beyond the tournament. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
Aug. 8 – INSIDER rounds up the global football business news and previews the week ahead.
April 28 – In a wide-ranging interview, Alexey Sorokin, new CEO of the Russia 2018 World Cup organising committee, tells INSIDER preparations are stepping up a gear. He spoke after Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin chaired the first meeting of the supervisory board of the LOC in Moscow on Wednesday. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
26/1/2011 Russian president Dmitry Medvedev calls for heightened security measures for upcoming sporting events including the 2018 World Cup in the wake of the bomb blast at Moscow’s busiest airport Domodedovo… FIFA identified air transport as Russia’s most difficult challenge in its bid inspection report. INSIDER’s Mark Bisson reports.
The three cities bidding to host the 2018 Winter Olympics will make their final presentations for this year at the European Olympic Committees General Assembly in Belgrade, Serbia, Nov. 26. Around the Rings will cover the two-day event with correspondent Marta Falconi reporting from the meeting. IOC President Jacques Rogge will address the meeting Friday,
24/9/2010 A relaunched football club in the southern Russian city of Sochi is hoping to take the country’s Premier League by storm and safeguard the legacy of one of the proposed 2018 World Cup stadiums. INSIDER editor Mark Bisson reports from Sochi.